I was reading Wordpress documentation and also trying to find some clear example of how to do this but I couldn't, sorry if this is posted elsewhere but I did my best trying to find an answer before posting.

My question is simple, if I use the wp_nav_menu function of wp, what should I do in the array or any other place to show one specific element and it's childs.

So for example, I have a menu Home, About, Services. My question would be how to show only Services for example with it's childs.

Is that even possible? Thanks in advance.

2 Answers 2


Why would you only want to display one item from a menu of many items? You can create additional menus by registering them in your functions.php file and then associating then in the Appearance -> Menus area of the WP-Admin.


  • Thanks for your answer, but the thing I'm looking for is to not have to create new menus (that will be like a part only of the main menu) indeed. That's why I'm looking to only show a single item of the main menu. Get my point? Thanks!
    – Jaypee
    Aug 23, 2012 at 19:11
  • The answer sounds stupidly simple. Will work for me.
    – TARKUS
    Apr 1, 2021 at 16:17

After searching some more I found this great answer, they key was to use a custom walker.

Display a portion/ branch of the menu tree using wp_nav_menu()


  • Hi @Jaypee. Great that you found a solution! You can select your own answer as the accepted answer.
    – Lea Cohen
    Mar 20, 2013 at 6:24

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